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Welcome to South Milford Surgery

This site is for patients at South Milford Surgery including our branch sites at Micklefield and Thorpe Willoughby

SMS Surgery photoSouth Milford Surgery is a 3-partner, semi-rural practice, situated in the village of South Milford located within the District of Selby.

Practice Philosophy

The Doctors, Nurses and staff at South Milford Surgery are dedicated to providing high quality health care in a friendly, professional and modern setting, to all its patients, whatever  their needs.

We are confident that our website will provide  clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format.  It has been designed with the patient's needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur, as well as providing specialist management of long term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues.  The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your own home such as order repeat prescriptions, book or cancel an appointment online if you are registered for this service.  You can also use eReception below to book routine appointments or if you have an enquiry regarding you medication etc anyone registered at the practice can use this service.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided.  This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active  Patient Group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering, are always heading in the same direction.

Print out our surgery Patient Information Booklet  for more information about the surgery. 

Please read our Patient Services Team Charter and how we can work together in partnership.



Please DO NOT contact the surgery for proof of your COVID-19 vaccination.  We cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Please read below as to what you should do.

From 17th May international travel will be permitted to a limited number of countries and in some cases proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required.  The mechanism for proving your vaccine status is:-

  • Through the NHS app via mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet, proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the App before booking international travel, at least 2 weeks before your departure date and once you've had a full course of vaccinations, which is currently 2 doses of an approved vaccine.
  • By calling 119. For those who cannot access the NHS app you can request written proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccination by contacting the NHS on 119,. A letter will be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your full course of the vaccine which is currently 2 doses of an approved vaccine.  We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you. 

You can find out more about the NHS app, the 'Green' and 'Red' list of countries, what you should do before and after travelling etc by clicking here



Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine & blood clotting – important information for patients
You will no doubt have seen the media coverage relating to the safety of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the press conference held yesterday 08/04/2021, from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI).
The overwhelming message is that Oxford AstraZeneca is an excellent vaccine and the benefits of having it outweigh the risks. No element of the vaccination programme has been halted, but new guidance has been issued which is summarised below.
Safety and efficacy have been assessed by several different sets of independent experts on both the regulatory and clinical sides, both here and across Europe. With a vaccination rollout of this scale, it is to be expected that there will be learning along the way. These rare and unusual events have been picked up early, analysed and acted on.
The recommendations in the new guidance are: 

  • Everyone who has had a first Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis
  • People aged 30 and over, or those who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease, should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative vaccine where available.  (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at greater risk of developing the rare blood clot.) 
  • People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.

Please click on the link below for more information:-

Patient Information Leaflet - Oxford AstraZenica & blood clotting


COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Please DO NOT contact the surgery to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when it is your turn

The Pfizer BioNTech and Astra Zeneca vaccines have now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.

The first, limited, deliveries of the vaccine started week beginning 7th December 2020 and the NHS is offering them to those who need them most based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations.

The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 first, people over 80 years old, care home residents and prioritised frontline health and social care workers.  This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here.  As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.  People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn. 

The surgeries local COVID-19 vaccination "hub" will be based at Tadcaster Health Centre and once we receive the vaccines we will contact you.

We will be contacting more and more people over the coming days and weeks, as well as protecting those of our staff who are at greatest risk. 

We will share further information with you as it becomes available.  In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:

  • Please don't contact the surgery or local NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it's the right time for you to have your vaccination
  • Please act on your invite when it comes and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them
  • Pleas continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.


Breast Screening Service 2020 - Coming to our area soon

The Breast Screening Service is coming to our area shortly and all those eligible will be receiving a letter inviting them to make an appointment.

The National breast screening service is free and all women aged 50 years up to their 71st birthday are invited for breast screening every 3 years.

Please ensure the GP practice have your correct contact details so you can receive your invite. 

When you receive your letter OR if you have recently moved to a new GP practice OR have recently moved to our area, please contact the screening service on 01904 725590 or 01904 725591 or email NorthYorkshire.BreastScreeningService@YORK.NHS.UK

Please note:  Women over 71 years no longer receive breast screening.  Please remain breast aware.  If you notice any breast changes, speak to your GP as soon as possible.

All NHS services are adhering to the rules around COVID-19.

The screening staff will wear face masks, aprons, gloves and eye protection when performing your examination and all areas are fully cleaned between clients.

Please remember to wear a mask or face covering to your appointment.



Click on the link HERE for our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page, for the latest NHS and Gov.UK up-to-date advice and guidance



As well as Public Bank Holidays, the Practice also closes from time to time for staff education and training, this is externally organised by the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group and is in line with all GP Practices within the Vale of York CCG.

On the following afternoons the Surgery will be closed for staff training from 12:00 noon:-

  • Tuesday 6th July 2021
  • Further dates awaited for 2021

When calling the surgery after 12:00 noon on any of the above dates, please listen carefully to the recorded message.

Please ensure you allow plenty of notice for ordering repeat medication

eReceptionIf you have a routine, non-urgent medical or administrative query
you can now contact us via

Online Patient Triage

from your computer, tablet or smartphone

Just click on the icon to access the service

Your query will be dealt with in 2 working days.

We would normally reply to you by text, e-mail or telephone with a resolution to your enquiry. 

Click here to access Online Patient triage or just click on the icon above.

Please be aware that if you have requested to be contacted by email, please make sure we have your up-to-date email address and be sure to check your junk / spam folder.

Please note:    Online Patient Traige should only be used for routine enquiries - please do NOT use this for urgent matters.  If your matter is urgent please call the surgery on 01977 682202 between 8am and 6pm or if you are seriously unwell call 111 or 999.

Please also be aware that if you are wanting to book an appointment with a GP or a Nurse, Online Patient Traige is for ROUTINE appointments ONLY

SystmOnline LoginClick on the icon to login to your SystmOnline account

19th March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the online service for booking appointments is temporarily "out-of-service".  All appointments are by telephone triage ONLY.  You can still use eReception for routine queries.

You can still use Systmonline for ordering repeat medication.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

You need to be registered for SystmOnline to use this service.

To register you will need to complete a "SystmOnline Application" form.  Go to the Patient Resources page here where you will be able to print and complete the form.

Once registered, if you have a Smartphone, you can download the SystmOnline mobile app which is available for Apple and Android devices free of charge from the relevant app store.

Online Survey Patient Survey

Please complete our very short patient survey, your answers will help to improve the service.

If you booked an appointment in the last 6 months please click here

If it was more than 6 months ago please click here

Leave a Review

Please leave a review of the surgery on the NHS Website, this helps us understand which services are working well and which need improvement. It also helps new patients decide which surgery might suit them best. To leave a review please click on the link here. NHS Website - Review South Milford Surgery



For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
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